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Filling In on Friday!

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Time To Fill In Sentences!

A FUN Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader

Every Friday we get to complete some sentences “our way” – two from McGuffy’s Reader and two from 15andMeowing.  If you’d like to play along, just click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s Reader, use the LINKY tool and join in the fun!

This week’s sentences are below, and we let our Mom do the filling-in as the sentences are more “human-friendly” than animal friendly this week!   Mom’s responses are in BLUE!

1. The most interesting museum I have been to is The Natural History Museum here in Washington, DC on the National Mall.
2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is Rome, Italy.
3. Spring is back!    (just in time too – we were SOOO ready to get rid of the cold!)

4. I was surprised that I got the yard mowed this morning BEFORE we got rain….usually it doesn’t WAIT for me!

We look forward to filling in every week……Mom said that she had SEVERAL to choose from for #1 and #2 as she’s traveled a lot AND been to all kinds of interesting museums around the world.  It’s sometimes hard to “pick just one” !!

Teddy and I hope you all have a GREAT Friday and weekend…………….I’ll be busy at the Bridge on some projects and classes but Teddy will be terrorizing my parents and having fun all weekend I’m sure.   When you’re a youngster EVERYTHING is fun (except going to the vet I guess!).

Love and Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted

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Friendly Filling In

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Happy Friday! 

Let’s Fill In Some Sentences!

Friday means joining one of our favorite Blog Hops – Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by Miss Ellen of 15andMeowing and Miss Ann of McGuffy’s Reader.   All you have to do is fill-in the sentences they give us…………….two sentences are from Ellen and two from Ann and that’s all there is to it other than clicking the above badge and going to McGuffy’s Reader and using the LINKY tool to sign up your blog!   Easy right?

This week we have let Teddy do the filling in………kind of scary to give that much power to a kitten but we thought it might be fun so here goes.   Teddy’s fill-ins are in RED!

1. An Easter (or Passover) tradition I have is (will be) getting an Easter Basket from my Mom and Dad!  Angel Sammy said he always did so I hope that’s a new tradition for ME!

2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Vanilla – of course something ELSE might be a favorite but so far I’ve only had vanilla from my Mom – I’m willing to give others a try though!.

3. One of my favourite Easter/Passover memories is Nothing since this is my first Easter so I’ll let my Mom answer this one.   Hello everyone – this is “Mom” and one of my favorite Easter memories was when I was a little girl and we lived in Weisbaden, Germany.  Our housekeeper was a lovely German lady and she brought my brother and me a very special German Easter egg full of tiny, very sweet little special candies.   Funny because I’ve had many Easter baskets since and all kinds of candies and goodies but I remember HERS over all the others.   

4. My favourite Spring flower is Dicentra – it’s the only flower I know – they are blooming in Mom’s garden and I love the little hearts!!

So there you have it!   That’s the last Fill-In before Easter so in case we don’t have a chance to say this again before Easter Sunday……………..HAVE A BLESSED EASTER OR PASSOVER!

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Love, Angel Sam, Teddy and Mom

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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Filling In Sentences is Fun!

Friday’s here and it’s time to fill in some sentences……..our co-hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader each give us TWO sentences and we fill in the blanks.  It’s a TOTALLY fun hop and we hope you join in – just click on the badge above, use the LINKY tool and enter your blog post with your beautifully filled in sentences!    Easy Peasy right?    Here are the sentences we have for this week and Teddy and I voted to let Mom handle the answers.   Her “fill-ins” are in BLUE!

1.I don’t understand why “rap” music is so popular?

2. My in case of emergency person is my husband David.

3. There is so much hate and violence in the world compared to back when I was growing up!

4. I would be lost without my cats.
Awwww……………………thanks Mom!    We like #4!
Yesterday we asked that you help us propel Teddy into racing stardom at Cat Scouts by voting for his “ride” in this year’s CARDWOOD DERBY at Cat Scouts.    The winner is determined by popular votes for the most part so we are giving you the link to the vote page – sadly you can’t see ALL the entries there but this is Teddy’s fabulous car – the only rules for this race are that your vehicle must be made out of a cardboard box AND that you be photographed INSIDE your car to qualify.    This year there are ALL kinds of fun and crazy vehicles and Teddy’s is among them – because he’s driving a MILK TRUCK!!!
Here’s the Racer himself………..
I’m proud of my little brother – I hope you will consider voting for him by clicking on the link below – it’s a survey form and we’d appreciate you voting for him in ALL THREE CATEGORIES!

 Click HERE For Survey!

Teddy and I appreciate it and we’ll let you know who wins!   Voting is open until April 10th but you can only vote once (DARN!).

Love, Angel Sam and Ted the Racer!

Friday Shopping and Filling-In!

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Another TWO Posts In One Day! 

Today, we will do our Shopping Around the World post first.

As you all know, Shopping Around The World was started by Bacon from Pig Love and Fozziemum and lately Bacon has had several blog buddies “Guest Host” this monthly event – we did it last month and this month is Da Phenny’s turn!     This month he chose desserts or sweet treats/comfort treats as the item we should share a recipe for – – something we LOVE to have in our tummy.   We are to share the recipe but more importantly, we tell what the ingredients cost – because it’s amazing to see the difference in prices “around the world” !!

My Mom remembered earlier this week that one of her absolutely ALL TIME favorite comfort foods was a dessert and one of the few that does NOT involve chocolate.    Her Mom used to make this ALL THE TIME and she made it years ago but had forgotten about it.    What are we talking about???

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

There are a million recipes for this delightful treat and many ingredients are optional for sure……….but one thing they almost ALL have in common is banana pudding mix, bananas and vanilla wafers!

The recipe my Mom makes could NOT be easier……………you can dress the top of this up with whipped cream but my Mom just puts a layer of wafers on top.   Prices in our store in RED.

Ingredients:

1 or 2 packages of banana instant pudding mix (you don’t have to use instant but it sure is EASY!) – one or two means whether you want a LARGE dessert or small!   Mom uses TWO packages.   ($1.19/box)

Milk ($1.49 for 2%, 64 oz.)

Fresh bananas ($.49/lb.)

Box of  Vanilla Wafers  ($2.99 a box)

Make the pudding according to the directions – my Mom usually puts SLIGHTLY less milk in than it calls for on the box…….makes it a bit thicker.    While it’s setting up, Mom puts a payer of vanilla wafers on the bottom of the container she’s going to fill with the mixture………..then whacks up 2 or 3 (or however many you want) bananas – thinnish slices and mixes them into the pudding mixture before she dumps the whole thing into the container with the wafers on bottom.    After you put the mixture in, add more bananas to the top or add more wafers to the top – or put whipped cream on top or WHATEVER you want to do to the top is good!

HOW EASY CAN IT GET right?   Pop it in the refrigerator and it is a banana-lovers’ dream.

NOW – shall we Fill-In sentences???

This is another weekly blog hop which we LOVE to do.   We love reading everyone else’s answers too – really find out some interesting stuff about our friends this way!!  Tee Hee   This Hop is co-hosted by our friends Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing and Miss Annie at McGuffy’sReader.   Click the badge above to go to McGuffy’s where you will find a LINKY TOOL and you can add a link to your blog where you can share YOUR fill-ins for the below sentences!    Miss Annie does two and Miss Ellen does two…………This week Teddy gets to fill in and his contributions to the sentences are in GREEN!

1. The first thing I think about in the morning is waking Mom up without waking Dad up so we can have quiet time together (and she can feed me!).
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is finding my white mousie because I always bring it to bed with me.
3. I am looking forward to Cat Scouts this weekend – we’re having a Derby Race with cars we’ve made out of cardboard boxes!  

4. I am so pleased that Angel Sammy is teaching me what I need to know to have a safe and happy life in my forever home.

Now that was FUN!    Another double post – we did one yesterday too………What’s on tap for tomorrow?    Well you know by now that it’s BACON SATURDAY and Teddy will again be the STAR – now that he’s taken over as KING OF BACONIA it will be HIS post tomorrow.    Of course I’ll help him if he needs me (wink).

The Ginger Boys………………

Love, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

 

Friendly Fill-Ins!

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Let’s Fill In Shall We??

Every week we pawticipate in a fun Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader……….it’s tons of fun……….if you haven’t “filled in the blanks” before, you should give it a whirl!   You can click on the above badge and go to McGuffy’s and use the Linky Tool to join in!!

We took a look at the questions and decided that Mom would be the best one to answer these………we don’t watch much TV or have crushes (tee hee) but Mom probably did 87 years ago so take it away Mom!   Her responses are in ORANGE (or is it GINGER?!)!

Here are this week’s four sentences!

1. I hope Eastenders gets renewed for another season.

2. My first crush was a boy named Dewey – I think it was third or fourth grade.   He was adorable but not yet interested in LUV.  Too bad for him!.

3. Chocolate usually makes me get a headache but it’s SOOOOO worth it!.

4. If I were a super-hero, I would be exhausted all the time.
So there we are!    Thanks Mom – you did a good job.   We are proud of ya…………………..!

Yep – we sure are!

Uhhuh Mom – we are!

See you tomorrow for BACON SATURDAY……!

P.S.  Thank you Cousin Bacon and everyone at the Hotel Thompson for the “goodie package” I got in the mail Thursday!   It was for my first birthday and had treats and a squirrel stuffie inside!   Oh boy!    

I’m sending you Teddy Hugs and Love  ♥♥

We are also sending hugs to Miss Laura and all the Tabbies O Trout Towne because their Boomer has gone to the Bridge.   Of course I was there along with MANY other friends to welcome him but left behind are the family – and the friends – and everyone will miss him greatly.   Love goes on forever though…………and Boomer will always be in your hearts.

If you click the badge above, you may go and leave a message at their blog……

 

 

Friendly Filling In!

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Let’s Fill In Shall We???

Every Friday our friends at 15andmeowing and Mcguffys Reader co-host a FUN blog hop wherein we get FOUR sentences (two from each host) and we get to “fill in the blanks” !!    It’s a fun way to get to know each other and more and more people are filling in every week!    If you want to pawticipate – please do – just click below to go to McGuffy’s then use the LINKY tool and that’s that – it will link to your blog and you can strut your sentence fill-in stuff like I do.

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Here are this week’s sentences AND I’m letting Mom fill in today!  Her answers are in RED.

1. My favorite herb or spice is hot curry powder!.
2. An herb/spice I dislike is ginger.
3.Lately, I have been working on trying different dried fruits in my biscotti recipe – raisins, dates, dried peaches – some rather strange sounding things for biscotti but I like experimenting!.

4.This Winter was almost non-existent (not that I’m complaining!) .

 

We want to show you how Teddy dressed up yesterday for Dr. Seuss Day……………………….he was a lucky boy in that his “Auntie Ellen” from 15andmeowing crocheted some toys for him AND a couple of hats!    The Seuss hat AND another one which you’ll see on St. Patty’s Day!    Miss Ellen is an amazing crochet-er (is that a word?) and I was lucky enough to get a lot of toys she made which I left behind in the toy wagon for Teddy to have when I went to the Bridge.   Teddy is STILL exploring that wagon – it’s full of fun!    So here’s Teddy in his hat – well – ALMOST in his hat……he was totally uncooperative when it came to posing…..which is a shame because it was an adorable hat!

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Silly Teddy – this is how it’s SUPPOSED to look – below is 15andmeowing’s beautiful Phoebe modeling HER Dr. Seuss hat – why couldn’t YOU do this????

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Now we’d like to show you a photo Mom took the other afternoon which probably would embarrass the heck out of Teddy if he saw Mom posted it but she couldn’t resist……….it’s cute……..embarrassing but CUTE!

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CAN YOU HEAR THE SNORING??????????????????????  I can hear it at the BRIDGE!

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I’m ready to cook for Teddy’s Birthday Party tomorrow!!  Let’s do it Mom! 

EVERYBODY plan to come celebrate Teddy’s First Birthday!

LOVE, ANGEL SAMMY (and Teddy too)

Another “Double Blog Post” Day!

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Two For The Prize Of One!

WHAT A DEAL!

We have two posts to do today – we’re helping Bacon at PigLove out with the Shopping Around The World monthly post he does – by hosting for him so we’ll have THAT post as well as the usual Friendly Fill-Ins post which is co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!

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First up – Friendly Fill-Ins!   You can click McGuffy’s Reader link above if you’d like to join up – just go there and use the linky tool to include your blog post in the fun OR just visit everyone else’s posts!    This week we let our Mom fill in……….aren’t we nice to SHARE????   Take it away Mom!   Her answers are in RED!

1. I wish Muu Muus (super baggy Hawaiian style dresses!) would come back in style.
2. I always have little packets of Kleenex in my purse ( or wallet for men).
3. I think that I am just a LITTLE freaked out by the fact I’m turning SEVENTY this year!.
4. Rudeness  is a pet peeve of mine.
YAY MOM!    Well done……………if someone asked me what a Muu Muu was I think I’d say it was a pair of cows but that’s just me (har har har).
Now on with the next part of our double blog today which is (drum roll please):

Shopping Around The World!

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This month’s assignment was to do a main course dish which contained no MEAT, FISH or CHICKEN……………..so I’m gonna tell you about Mom’s fave – slow cooker Mac and Cheese!

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni   (16 oz. box $1.39)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (16 oz. $5.49)
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided  (16 oz. $2.99)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk (12 oz. $1.49)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted (1 can $1.89)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (128 oz. $2.69)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten  (1 doz. $1.15)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika  (on hand already!)

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add butter. In a large bowl, mix 3 cups cheese, evaporated milk, condensed soup, 2% milk and eggs. Pour over macaroni mixture; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on low 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until a thermometer reads at least 160°.
  2. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cook, covered, on low 15-20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 10 servings.

Mom whacks this whole recipe in half sometimes but then again you know what?   This is one DY-NO-MITE leftover dish too………..so making a whole pile of it at once is dandy – you can have it AGAIN a few nights later!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!

There you have it – a double poster today!

Bacon will be hosting his Shopping Blog again next month!

Happy Friday from the “DYNAMIC DUO”

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Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!

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We’re Filling In Today!

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We fill in sentences on Fridays given to us all by our co-hosts for this blog hop, Miss Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Miss Ellen of 15 And Meowing!   If you click on the badge above, you will be transported to McGuffy’s Reader and you can see all the other hoppers pawticipating and read THEIR fill-ins too….you can also use the LINKY TOOL and put yourself in the hop!

Today I’m doing the filling in…………and my fill-ins are in RED so you can’t miss them!   As usual two sentences are from Miss Annie and two are from Miss Ellen.  Ready?

1. My favorite kind of cookie is Temptations Tuna Treats (although now that I’m an Angel I don’t eat these anymore!.
2. Garfield would play me in a movie about my life.

3. Love is “all we need” (thanks Beatles!).

4. For Valentine’s Day, I will get a Day Pass from the Bridge and spend the day with my Mom and Dad – my two favorite lovebirds!.
Thank you ladies for this super fun blog hop………………we look forward to Fridays and “filling in” your sentences AND we enjoy hopping around seeing everyone else’s sentences.   We learn a lot about our friends this way!    I don’t think any of my fill-ins today will be surprising to anyone who knows me though.
You know how important hot air balloons are to me – I had no idea how important they would be a few years ago when I made my Valentine’s card that year but Mom and I found this while going through the photos of ME Mom has on her computer.    Anyone who doesn’t know WHY hot air balloons are important may not know that on December 2, 2016 I went to the Rainbow Bridge but on that day, on my blog, I was visiting all of my wonderful friends in blog-land in a hot air balloon courtesy of my good friend Easy Weimaraner – who himself had tragically gone to the Bridge a few days before.   It was an event in my honor planned well before ANYONE could possibly know that both of us would leave for the Bridge…..but we did.   Now we’re Angels together there.
Since then the hot air balloon has become VERY important to my Mom as a symbol of my life journey.   This was a Valentine I did several years ago…………….
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  The photo below is me on December 2, visiting my friends before I went to the Rainbow Bridge:

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We never know what’s around the bend for us…..

Just keep on smiling!

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Love, Angel Sammy

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!

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Time for Filling In Sentences on Friday!!

This super fun challenge/blog hop is co-hosted by Ellen at 15andmeowing and Annie at McGuffys Reader.    They both contribute two sentences to the challenge and it’s always FUN to come up with a fun way to “fill in” !!     If you click on the above badge – you can go to Annie’s blog and join up using the LINKY tool then everyone can read YOUR fill-ins too!!!

Mom and I thought we’d BOTH fill sentences in today – – – – My answers will be in Blue and hers in Green.

1. My middle name is June I don’t have one but Mom says it should be “ADORABLE”
2. I love I love surprises    **unless the surprise is a stranger coming to the front door**
3. The Super Bowl is something I used to NEVER miss Used to be my favorite thing to watch on TV with all those little guys running around on the screen!!

4. My favourite sport is sitting on the sidelines watching others play sports (!!!) Chasing butterflies or moths.

That was fun – don’t forget to visit McGuffy’s Reader to join up or just follow links to visit all the “filler-inners” (hahaha).

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See you tomorrow for BACON SATURDAY !!!!!

Love, Angel Sammy

Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping!

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WHAT????

Yes I know – Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping have very little to do with one another BUT we pawticipate in both of these so we’ll have TWO parts to our Friday blog!    First up will be Friendly Fill-Ins which is a blog hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and mcguffy’sreader!   If you would like to do some filling in of your own, you can do that and link up at mcguffy’sreader.

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This week’s four sentences AND our fill-ins are below…………..this week Mom filled them in and her fill-ins are in RED!

1. I have seen 42nd Street on Broadway.
2. My Chinese zodiac sign is a PIG!

3. Celebrities lead a life that I wouldn’t want to have – I like peace and quiet! .

4. A  rainy   day is  great for daydreaming and/or reading .

Ta da!   Thanks Mom!   Next week purrrrhaps I’ll do the filling in!

Now onward with PART TWO of today’s blog…………….which is – SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD!   This hop is hosted jointly by Fozziemum and Bacon!

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Our assignment this month was to blog about and post a recipe for “something we are known for”………………well, I’m not known for a THING other than being an Angel at the Rainbow Bridge but my Mom is going to post a recipe that she’s posted BEFORE – which is for her world-famous biscotti !!!

Mom’s Biscotti Recipe

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Mom makes biscotti using all kinds of dried fruit and nuts but THIS recipe is Dad’s favorite – cranberry biscotti.   You can substitute ANY dried fruit or almost any kind of nuts you like in this recipe!  If Mom makes Almond Biscotti she will substitute almond extract for vanilla extract.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups flour (Price this week at our grocery 5 lbs. bag of flour was $1.47)

3/4-1 cup sugar (Price this week at our grocery 4 lb. bag of sugar was $2.79)  Note:  if you like your biscotti on the SWEET side, use 1 cup……otherwise 3/4 cup

1 tablespoon baking powder (Price this week at our grocery for 10 oz. container was $1.27)

1 teasp. vanilla extract (Price this week at our grocery for 2 oz. bottle was $3.79)

5 oz. package dried fruit (can be more or less as you like) – (Price this week for 5 oz. package of dried cranberries was $3.39)

3 large eggs (Price this week for one doz. large eggs was $1.59)

1 stick butter – melted (Price this week for butter 16 oz. package $3.45)

DIRECTIONS:

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees……….use large cookie sheet (ungreased).   Mom lines her cookie sheet with parchment but that’s not necessary.

In large mixing bowl, combine sugar and melted butter……..then with hand mixer add one egg at a time and beat well.   Add the vanilla extract to that mix and set aside.    In second mixing bowl, combine three cups flour and one tablespoon baking powder.  Mix well.    Put the butter mixture into the flour/baking powder and mix well.    Batter will be STIFF.    Add fruit or nuts (you can add more or less than I’ve shown in the recipe – it’s totally to your taste…..sometimes I add a LOT more fruit or nuts than one 5 oz. package!).     Mix well.

On floured surface, divide the dough into three equal portions.    Shape each portion into round “loaf” about 9-10 inches long.   Transfer each loaf onto cookie sheet and flatten with your hand until each loaf is about three inches wide and about 3/4 inch thick.    Separate each flattened loaf by at least an inch on the cookie sheet – more if your cookie sheet is large enough!

Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes until light golden color………remove and cool for ten minutes on cookie sheet.    After cooling, transfer loaves to large cutting board and using very sharp knife, cut the loaves on a diagonal into pieces about an inch wide.   Cutting on the diagonal will give you “longer” biscotti.   Note:  Try to make one, swift cut for each piece because the cookies are pretty delicate at this point – don’t use a “sawing” motion or they will break up.    Put cut pieces back on the cookie sheet cut side down.  They can be crowded on the cookie sheet – no need to leave space between.    There will be room for all three loaves of cut biscotti on one cookie sheet!     Put back in hot oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven and carefully turn pieces over to expose other side – then back in the oven they go for another 10 minutes.   Keep an eye on them –  you don’t want them to burn but you want them to be browned up a bit.    Almost every time I make these I either have to add a minute or less (don’t ask me why – maybe my oven?!).

Let finished biscotti cool on the cookie sheet.    They are delicious warm AND if you want to, you can easily make a chocolate sauce (melted chocolate) to dip one end of each piece into and allow them to dry if you like your biscotti like that.

IT IS DELICIOUS!!!!   I promise – and so easy to make.


There you have it peeps!   TWO blogs for the price of one today.    I’ll see you tomorrow for BACON day!

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Love and Angel Hugs, Sammy